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The ‘Fight for $15’ persists in Massachusetts and beyond

Massachusetts fast food, airport, Uber, and other workers paid the minimum wage went on strike last week as part of a nationwide campaign for $15 wages and union rights.

Roxbury real estate market pressures local tenants, buyers

Roxbury rents are soaring — and largely catching up with the Boston average. This leaves current residents particularly at risk of displacement in a neighborhood where many are renters and earn below the Boston average income.

Boston students take to streets, protest Trump admin.

Hundreds of Boston students assembled on the Boston Common Monday in protest of Donald Trump's election, demanding that Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker oppose the new administration's education agenda and publicly declare support for immigrants, Muslims and ...

Tanisha Sullivan is the new face of Boston NAACP

The Boston Branch of the NAACP has a new president. After six years in the role, Michael Curry is handing off the torch to Tanisha Sullivan, a Brockton-raisedlawyer and former Boston Public Schools chief equity officer.

City advances rent protection law

The city's Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act, which officials filed Monday, would place restrictions on the rights owners of large properties have to evict tenants and require that eviction notices be filed with the city's Office of Housing Stability at ...

Eva Mitchell

Eva Mitchell has been appointed director of the Boston Public Schools partnership with General Electric.

The Lawyers’ Committee promises to be the community’s legal protectors

The Lawyers’ Committee has a long history of defending civil rights in the city and state, and in his first year and a half on the job, the newest executive director has been working to broaden the nonprofit’s agenda and ...

Will Trump’s education agenda gain traction here?

The battle over privatization in Massachusetts is by no means over. Both President-elect Donald Trump and his pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, are firmly committed to charter schools and school vouchers that would allow parents to use district ...

Listening sessions will help develop state Communities of Color legislative agenda

With the state legislative session slated to begin in January, members of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Caucus are preparing their agenda. The in-development 2017-2018 Communities of Color Agenda will include legislative solutions to concerns most impacting black and Latino ...

Inspired by young activists, King reprints ‘Chain of Change’

Former state Rep. Mel King reprinted his 1981 book “Chain of Change” with a new epilogue written by members of the group “Young Abolitionists.”

Panel, report decry push for privatization in Massachusetts

From the MBTA’s recent outsourcing of its cash-counting operations to the heavily-funded campaign to lift the cap on charter schools, Massachusetts is witness to a push for greater privatization of services that traditionally have been public, or government-provided.

Forging economic connections on the Fairmount Corridor

A strategy for boosting economic development along the Fairmount Corridor by attracting and retaining businesses and jobs — and particularly, connecting corridor residents to those jobs — appears to be gaining traction.

City officials, residents debate BPDA Plan Dudley goals

Simmering tensions between community residents and city officials boiled to the surface last week when BPDA officials presented design principles aimed at guiding area development. Community residents pushed back, questioning whether the agency’s efforts will displace current Roxbury residents amidst ...

Mayor increases construction jobs goals for people of color

Mayor Martin Walsh has announced plans to increase the Boston Resident Jobs Policy hiring goals to 40 percent people of color, reflecting the increased percentage blacks, Latinos and Asians living and working in the city.

William “Mo” Cowan

Former U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan, a member of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and the president and CEO of ML Strategies, the law firm’s government relations and business advisory affiliate, has been named one of Boston ...